I’m super excited about curating this year’s talent at FIGat7th in DTLA. CITY VIBES is about showcasing locals and folks we simply love. I can’t spell the beans just yet but so far things are looking super soulful and I also brought on board a few buddies of mine to curate some special editions. But our first edition is this Saturday and none other than RES!
RES and I use to do shows at the now defunct TempleBar and Little Temple. I use to love opening for her cause you never really knew what she would do or who she would bring up stage. There was that one night she had a little known artist by the name of Santigold open up. I also had the pleasure of hitting the road with RES as we opened for Jean Grae and Talib Kweli in various cities. It was a real eye opening experience for me for to work with live musicians and provide the scratches and string samples.
This Saturday I hope you might join us for live music at FIGat7th! Come through and enjoy all the cool eateries in the area! I’ll be there as well hanging out and playing some records. Would love to see you there this Saturday. Swing through! It’s our pre Saturday night get down before I have to head to Sayers in Hollywood! (plug).
It’s been fun rocking with Hiatus Kaiyote’s Socal tour dates at The Roxy and The Constellation Room in the OC. Both sold out shows were packed with fans who came out in full support. Big love to Low Leaf and Kadhja Bonnet. It’s always fun watching how crowds react to their artistry on stage. If you don’t have their new album, get it. Choose Your Weapon is out now! Also shout outs to Si, Scott + Marek!
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New 77 Karat Gold out Japan + this new Dornik cut is simply my fave! 79r’s Gang out of New Orleans might be my new musical fix alongside Sam Dew and Kevin Hays covering Rodriguez’s classic “Sugar Man“. Tucked away are a couple gems via Emily King and her live recording taken fro my podcast of Distance and also peep the treats + beats selected by Cazal Organism! Enjoy!
Dornik – Rebound
77 Karat Gold – WannaFunkWithU
Moods – Latin Strut (Moods Till Dawn Edit)
Crazy P – The Come On
79r’s Gang – Drama
Mad Man Jaga – Hankuri (ATW Rework)
Kevin Hays – Sugar Man
Paladin – Third World
Colo – Holidays
Cazal Organism – Inner City Life Bootleg
Jaystones – Hazy
Yellow Tail – Over It
Ben Khan – Red
Lion Babe – Wonderwoman (Suff Daddy Edit)
Computer Jay + Orfeo – Never Never (Little Dragon Cover)
Sango- Maluco (S&G Edit)
Tuxedo – The Right Time (Jean Tonique Remix)
Julio Bashmore – Holding On (Feat. Sam Dew)
Demo Taped – Cozy
Klaves – Return
Dj Mitsu The Beats – Outakes
Claude VonStroke w/ Jaw – Never Forever
Kendrick Lamar – You Ain’t Gotta Life (Momma Said)
Twiggy – Quiet Storm
P.Morris – Fine China Edit
Gallant – Open Up
Saje – Who Am I (Feat. Sabina)
Body San – Hotspot (She’s My Wifi)
Kamasi Washington – Re-Run Home
Black Star – Respiration (Feat. Common)
The Roots – Distortion To Static
Oshi – Stop The Train
Kazumi Kaneda – Sardis
Nicolas Jaar – 3 Sides Of Audrey and Why She’s All Alone
Jungle – Julia (Soulwax Edit)
Honne – Coastal
Chris McClenney – Adorn
20Syl – You Know
Cazal Organism – Beats + Treats
Emily King – Distance (LIVE)
Alabama Shakes – Sound And Color
Bilal – Satellite
Hiatus Kaiyote – Atari
Rainy Milo – Miss You
Adventure Time – The Music Way Out There
Kamasi Washington – The Message
It’s the return of Grammy Nominated singer/songwriter Emily King to the podcast! This time my pal and colleague Aaron Byrd joins me with co-hosting duties as we talk with Emily about her creative influences in piecing together her forthcoming album entitled The Switch which drops June 26th! Emily also blesses the microphone with a live 2 song set including the title track and one of our personal favorites, Distance. Hope you enjoy as much as we enjoyed hearing about Aaron’s owl tales in Peru! Enjoy!
I got the call at the very last minute, totally unprepared with I Phone voice memo in hand and got to chat with turntabilist/record collector/producer Cut Chemist. We rewind a bit back to 1984 where Cut breaks down his history and journey as a dj and record collector. He also drops some hints about to future projects that we should all be on the look out for. Hope you dig this chat as much I had recording it! And stay updated with his releases and info.
If you have been listening to my radio show for the past 5 years then odds are you might have heard a Maylee Todd record. I became intrigued after watching her amazing youtube videos that consist of sheer talent and humor. She is this week’s guest on the ANTVALA podcast and after our little chat it all began to make sense where all these elements came from. She shares some pretty interesting knowledge about what it’s like to be the daughter of an Elvis impersonator and much more!
I had played this track (and remix) on my radio show a few weeks back and have fallen in love Jono’s sounds. Big ups to the person who emailed me this link of this live performance of “Ballade”. Hope you dig!
This made my day! My week! Action Bronson performs “Strictly For My Jeeps” at St. Hilda’s, a day program for seniors. The reactions from the folks there are all classic. Enjoy!
Seriously tho’. How beautiful is this track? SBTRKT dropped a wonderful album in 2011 and I Sampha’s vocals were a huge part of the albums success. I am excited to hear the rest of the album forthcoming on Young Turks. This song has not only been on rotation during my radio sets but also in the car. I came across this wonderful live performance via Yours Truly! Peep!
Great night! Got to play a few recent gems! Dj Sun blessed us with a nice guest set and one of my favorite bands dropped me an exclusive! Earlier in the day brother Sun swung through for a live chat/podcast then later dropped some beats on the show. You can download the first portion of his set and also my first portion of the show as part of the SELECT DOWNLOAD series. And how awesome is this Lips cover of NightCall!?!? Grab it!
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Danny Watts – Ebb And Flow
Bonobo – Towers
Vincent Paolo – Idle Hands
Bird – The Whole World Knows
Mr. Carmack – Pay (For What)
Hyleen Gil And Gotta – Georgy Porgy
Astrud Gilberto – Aguas De Marco
Earl Sweatshirt – Whoa
The Steoples – Even So
Contact Field Orchestra – Pick And Axe
Lips – Nightcall (World Premiere!)
Saux – Later In Time (Feat. Joya Mooi)
Nomad – Violent Bind
Ghost Town Dj’s – My Boo (Aerospia Remix)
Moon Boots – Sugar
Mnek Vs Disclosure – White Noise (Full Crate + FS Green Remix)
Sweatson Klank – Morning After Pills
Tall Black Guy – Mon Amie De’troit
Soia – You Can’t Say Hi
Ryhe – Open (Live version recorded from MBE)
Dj Sun Guest Deejay Set
Dj Sun Guest Deejay Set
Julien Mier – Glide Sail Float (Bambooman Remix)
Jose James – Trouble (Dj Izem Remix)
Tyler The Creator – Treehome95 (Feat. Coco O and Erykah Badu)
Anika – Yang Yang
Mist Glider X Aerospia – About You (XXYYXX Original)
Toro Y Moi – Harm In Change
The Supremes – Stop In The Name Of Love (Yoruku Saki Remix)
James Blake – Life Around Here
James Blake – I Am Sold
IAMNOBODI – Heavensgate
Dandy Teru – Wake Up Now (Feat. Rita J)
Coultrain – Sassyphras
Owiny Sigoma Band – Nagalo Ni Piny Odag
Natural Self – Pulsar
Mister Lies – Track 5
Kendrick Lamar – The Art Of Peer Pressure
Yatha Bhuta Jazz Combo – The Time Is Now
Dj Day – Land Of A 1000 Chances
Dj Sun – Ten
Our last minute/secret show off the Boardwalk in Venice California. Fans were notified 10 minutes before the performance and were given secret wrist bands to enter the must see show of 2013. The band consisted of Miles Bonny on vocals and horn, Nick Rosen on percussion, Anthony Valadez on tambourine and Smedley the Frenchie providing the good energy.
I played this song on my show last night during the last set and it just gave me goose bumps. I was telling everyone in the studio how amazing this song is/was! I wish folks today would sing with this much conviction! David Ruffin does an equally amazing job as well. Watch this live performance from 1973 w/ Teddy P on vocals.